Peter Kelley (Acting coach/Director/Writer) - Peter Kelley has worked professionally as an acting coach and a writer and director of film and theatre for over fifteen years, and is currently an on-set acting coach for both NCIS - LA (CBS) and DOLLHOUSE (FOX).
As an acting coach, Mr. Kelley's clients include Chris O'Donnell, Eliza Dushku, Dane Cook, Spencer Grammer, as well as numerous on-air and public figures, and most of the crazed crew on HBO's "Tourgasm" bus.
He has conducted seminars for the Screen Actors Guild New England, Southwest, and Midwest, among others; he co-taught "The Feature Film Audition," with John Lyons. Mr. Kelley is currently on the faculty of Boston University's School of Film as well as the Studio at C/P Casting in Boston.
Shortly after joining C/P to run the Studio, Mr. Kelley began casting for C/P; his work included Boston principal casting for over a dozen feature films and hundreds of regional and national commercials.
Mr. Kelley is also an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker; The Path Most Resistance, Mr. Kelley's most recent film, premiered in New York, was a selection in over 18 festivals worldwide, and was an official selection in competition at the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival.
Gary Freedman (Senior Producer/Director/Writer for Turner Classic Movies) specializes in long format documentaries, celebrity segments, interviews, and cultural relevancy of classic film. Gary has served on the board of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (the largest Jewish Film Festival in the world), the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and the TCM Classic Film Festival. Gary’s efforts with creating content for minority film festivals has earned him accolades from Time Warner and various press publications. Prior to his employment at Turner Broadcasting, Gary lived in Los Angeles where he worked on a variety of productions. Gary holds a BA Communications from Georgia State University, where he majored in Film and Television Production.
Douglas Graham (Executive Producer and Founder Fireproof Films) began producing in 1998 following a successful run as an advertising executive, during which he was responsible for building and managing film and television divisions for some of London’s leading commercial production companies. From 2002 to 2005, he served as Director of Development with David Mackenzie’s Glasgow-based production company Sigma Films — the UK’s partner to Danish auteur Lars Von Trier’s production company Zentropa. In 2008 he moved to New York City and set up Post Factory Films NY where he executive-produced Michael Almereyda’s documentary “Paradise”, which was nominated for a Gotham Award and acquired by MOMA for its permanent collection. In 2011 Persona Films appointed him Head of Production and Head of Acquisitions for Cinecliq, their start up social media driven online VOD platform. Douglas founded Fireproof Films this year and is now working with directors to produce motion pictures and branded entertainment.
Anthony Savini (Director of Photography, Westpaw Productions) - Anthony is a director of photography/director based in New York. After pursuing engineering and a degree in fashion photography, he joined the independent film community in NYC and in the Camera department at Law & Order. Now, Anthony is an award-winning cinematographer who has worked with documentarians including Ken Burns, Ric Burns and Bill Guttentag. He has shot documentaries and narrative films around the world, and his work has been seen theatrically and on NBC, PBS, History Channel, Discovery, TLC, Bravo, BBC1 among others.
His film, Mole, co-directed with Rich Mauro, played at multiple festivals and won several awards including “Best Horror Film” at The Los Angeles Film Festival, and a talk show he created, Meet the Artist was nominated for a New York Emmy.
His credits as a director of photography include Bad Parents, staring Janeane Garofalo; Salinger; a look inside JD Salinger’s life; Central Park 5, Ken Burns’ riveting look at the Central Park jogger case of the 1980s; Woody Allen: A Documentary; and the upcoming The Search for Israeli Cuisine for PBS.
Currently Anthony is directing Dungeons & Dragons: A Documentary, a film about the ups and downs of the game and the people made it. He's also developing a feature script for production in 2016.